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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 00:46:10
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx by Adam Carter
1 On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Adam Carter<Adam.Carter@×××××××××.au> wrote:
2 > I havent been following this thread but have you checked the open source drivers? New features are always being ported in. The two options are;
3 > - Radeon driver (module is named ati)
4 > - Radeonhd driver (module is named radeon)
5 >
6 > Check out the current features here all boxes are for the radeon/ati driver unless the box contains (RHD, in which case it's the radeonhd/radeon driver). In particular TV out should work on R100/R200/R300 based cards.
7 >
8 >
9 >
11 It's a great question and one I'd like to answer. Someone else
12 suggested this yesterday I think. Thanks for suggesting I get back to
13 it.
15 I am scanning the /var/log/Xorg.0.log looking for info on what chip
16 this is. I'm not finding anything that says what Radeon family it's
17 part of. lspci tells me what I posted here already - that it's part of
18 the IGP 9100 family.
20 I found this page at the AMD/ATI site but I suspect it's for a newer
21 version of the chipset:
25 I'm going to pursue this with more dedication as it is really the only
26 current path I've heard of so far that gives me a chance to stay
27 current with Gentoo.
29 What VIDEO_DEVICES setting might one use to get this driver called up?
30 Either ati or radeon and check that it installs Open Source?
32 It is a bunch of work, but it would be great if I can use it.
34 Thanks,
35 Mark
37 DesertFlower ~ # lspci -vv
38 <SNIP>
40 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9100
41 IGP (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
42 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8107
43 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
44 ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
45 Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium
46 >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
47 Latency: 64 (2000ns min), Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
48 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
49 Region 0: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
50 Region 1: I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
51 Region 2: Memory at fde00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
52 Expansion ROM at fdd00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
53 Capabilities: [58] AGP version 3.0
54 Status: RQ=256 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=7 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64-
55 HTrans- 64bit+ FW+ AGP3+ Rate=x4,x8
56 Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ AGP- GART64- 64bit-
57 FW- Rate=<none>
58 Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
59 Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA
60 PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
61 Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-


Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
RE: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx Adam Carter <Adam.Carter@×××××××××.au>